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Entrepreneurial Training Course

EntreSkills is the New York Small Business Development Center’s online course in entrepreneurial education. It is available in three versions: for New York teachers to use in their classrooms, for NY SBDC clients, and for military veterans. EntreSkills is designed as a self-paced course, and can be used to start or grow a business, and to write a business plan. Each chapter includes videos, success stories, and links to other resources. Chapters topics include marketing, finances, procurement, and the global marketplace. As users work through the course they are presented with questions that go into a rough draft of their business plan. Sign up today!

Recent Webinars

The Trade Adjustment Assistance Center
Are your clients losing sales and employees due to foreign competition? Would any of them benefit from up to $75,000 for improvement projects? Join us for this webinar, presented by Teresa Stockton...

Where’s the Money? Small Business Financing Sources
Did you know there are more than 44 different types of small business financing? You don’t have to know how each one works, but you do need to know how to get the right type of financing and avoid ...

Key Elements of an Effective Government Contracting Marketing Strategy

Presented by Judy Wolf, Government Contracting Coordinator Mohawk Valley SBDC & NY SBDC Procurement Assistance Center at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Today's Better Business Bureau: Trusted services for businesses and consumers

Presented by Hank Sokol, Director of Corporate Relations/Military Alliance, Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York,

How to Sell, Sell or Sink! 10 Ways to Drive More Sales to Your Business
Presented by Michael Krause, President of Sales Sense Payments - a successful Rochester-based consulting firm. Krause has a few, and in fact at least 10, tactics, strategies, and winning methods ...

Effective Cybersecurity for Little or No Budget
Protecting your organization's network and your employees does not have to be an expensive proposition. This presentation will outline how an adversary can easily profile your network and your empl...

The Power of the Inbox: Tips and Tricks for Successful Email Marketing
What is the first impression you give when they see you in their email inbox? And when they see you there, what do they do? This powerful webinar takes you step-by-step through the keys to effect...

From Concept to CEO
A wealth of services are available to entrepreneurial-minded students at the State University of New York. Those in scientific or technological disciplines can turn their research into a real business

Small Business is Taking Off in New York State
The New York Small Business Development Center helps business in New York State start and grow.

Trends Report on the Food Industry
Join us as we review a list of the current trends you should consider when formulating a new food product, starting a food based business, or adjusting current offerings. Presented by Karen Livings...

Making Augmented Reality Work for Your Business - Capitalizing on the Pokémon GO Craze
A discussion of how small business owners can market to Pokémon GO players, and engage with the game.

Are You Running Your Business or is Your Business Running You
In this webinar we will discuss simple practical tools to help you run your business.

Equity Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding is an alternative method for funding a business venture through an online platform. This webinar will help you understand how to put together a successful campaign. .

Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund: Small Business Financing for Harlem and Bronx Based Businesses
Ericka Powell Sinclair, Loan Fund Manager, presents on The Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund (HEF).

LinkedIn for Business
How to leverage LinkedIn to generate more leads, customers, and profits. In this 1 hour webinar, Dennis Brown, LinkedIn guru and author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Successful LinkedIn Users" discu...

The Blue Economy: A Great Lakes Entrepreneurship Opportunity
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at SUNY Buffalo State has launched a new training program for small business entrepreneurs titled “Entrepreneurship in the Blue Economy.” The program is...

Small Business Exit Strategies
Brian Lincer, an attorney with The Internicola Law Firm on Staten Island, discusses small business exit strategies. Some of the topics include: -5 steps you can take to maximize the value of your ...

What Business Owners Need To Know About Credit Card Processing
Credit card processing is an issue that almost every one of our business clients will need to face, whether it’s in a brick-and-mortar store, onli...

Is your client considering buying a space for their business?
“Location, location, location" - chances are you have heard this more than a few times. When business owners are deciding whether to buy a “perfect” space for their small business, it is

Additional Videos:

  • The Business of Life, Bloomberg on Demand, a discussion of small business marketing and lending, featuring Pace SBDC Director Ira Davidson and Advisor Greg Callender

Online Training Opportunities:

SBA Small Business Learning Center - A collection of online training programs and videos on a wide range of topics relevant to small businesses.

IRS Video Portal - An online learning site for taxpayers. Small business owners should choose the Small Businesses tab, select a topic (e.g. “Starting a Business” or “Business Income”) and then select any video.  

Small Business How-to Video Seminars from the NYC Small Business Resource Center of the New York Public Library (free)
Each session can be viewed in parts, watch the video and text slides together, or download the audio only to an MP3 player.  Topics include pricing your product or service, building a successful export business, and how to open and run a successful retail store.